Kansas City Law Firm Report Documents 'Abuse Of Power' By Former IHOPKC Leader

Check the most important line from an investigation by one of Kansas City's top ranking law firms:

Behavior was “an abuse of power for a person in a position of trust and leadership,” a report of the findings, released Wednesday, said. The report gives Bickle’s full name in the introduction and then mentions him by his initials throughout.

The investigation, conducted by Rosalee McNamara of the Lathrop GPM law firm, was commissioned by IHOPKC in December to look into sex abuse allegations against Bickle that surfaced in October. Though IHOPKC called it a third-party investigation, critics — including those supporting Bickle’s accusers, who have become known as the “advocate group” — questioned whether it would be truly independent.

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